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List Rules Vote up the most talented players currently playing basketball in the NBA.

This list of the best basketball players in the NBA today ranks all of the league's current standout top players and NBA stars currently playing. It's common to see lists of the greatest basketball players of all time, but considerably more difficult to consider athletes' relative strengths while their careers are still ongoing. Looking back on the career of a Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, or Magic Johnson once it's complete, there are many factors to consider: number of championships, overall contribution to great teams, even just looking at the statistics. But who can say while a player is still competing whether their peak years are in front of them or behind? And harder still to compare their merits in comparison to other players who may be injured, have overall less experience playing professionally or are just going through a slump.

This list attempts to sort through all the NBA's current all stars to find the most talented, and the players who are the most essential to have on a winning team to truly determine who is the best active player in the NBA today. LeBron James and Stephen Curry, two of the most iconic and celebrated players to ever compete, dominated in the early rankings, but a number of other challengers for the title—such as Houston Rockets phenom James Harden and the legendary Russell Westbrook—have become favorites as well.

Who's the best player in the NBA today? More than just the top 10 NBA players right now, this list has all the league's currently greatest athletes. Vote up your own favorite basketball stars, and if your favorite player isn't represented, make your own list and add them to the rankings.

 

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1
37,287 13,773
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Los Angeles Lakers

2
25,285 16,805
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

3
29,942 18,426
Stephen Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

4
22,539 14,949
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Oklahoma City Thunder

5
22,811 9,118
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

6
18,468 7,816
Anthony Davis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
New Orleans Pelicans

7
20,097 10,538
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

8
19,089 7,347
Kawhi Leonard is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Toronto Raptors

9
15,044 2,524
Giannis Antetokounmpo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Milwaukee Bucks

10
12,288 12,069
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

11
10,323 5,906
Damian Lillard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

12
11,695 7,945
Paul George is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Indiana Pacers

13
8,465 7,775
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

14
8,589 4,671
DeMar DeRozan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
San Antonio Spurs

15
9,650 6,198
John Wall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

16
9,267 4,298
Jimmy Butler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Philadelphia 76ers

17
10,152 5,360
Klay Thompson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

18
7,153 9,396
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Detroit Pistons

19
5,999 1,231
Joel Embiid is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Philadelphia 76ers

20
8,235 12,129
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Miami Heat

21
7,016 5,489
Draymond Green is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Golden State Warriors

22
5,895 2,309
Kristaps Porzingis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
New York Knicks

23
5,413 5,221
Kyle Lowry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Toronto Raptors

24
5,309 1,590
Karl-Anthony Towns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

25
4,534 1,382
Victor Oladipo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
idawg387 added Indiana Pacers

26
6,138 6,747
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Cleveland Cavaliers

27
2,315 526
Donovan Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Utah Jazz

28
3,692 1,060
Ben Simmons is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
CalvinsJohnson added Philadelphia 76ers

29
5,139 4,276
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

30
4,561 2,286
Kemba Walker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Charlotte Hornets

31
2,590 650
Jayson Tatum is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

32
5,982 9,284
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

33
4,242 2,326
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

34
2,799 1,044
Nikola Jokic is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Denver Nuggets

35
3,885 3,178
Andre Drummond is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Detroit Pistons

36
3,645 1,207
Devin Booker is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
STLsportsMGH added Phoenix Suns

37
3,631 2,027
Bradley Beal is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

38
6,541 5,712
Isaiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Denver Nuggets

39
3,017 1,452
Rudy Gobert is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Utah Jazz

40
3,798 5,039
Andrew Wiggins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
surag added Minnesota Timberwolves

41
3,377 2,098
Al Horford is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

42
3,191 1,546
C. J. McCollum is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Portland Trail Blazers

43
1,355 406
Jaylen Brown is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Boston Celtics

44
3,854 2,858
DeAndre Jordan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
poroporo20 added Dallas Mavericks

45
3,566 3,565
Marc Gasol is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Memphis Grizzlies

46
5,309 7,221
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Minnesota Timberwolves

47
3,650 5,837
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Washington Wizards

48
998 294
Clint Capela is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Houston Rockets

49
4,314 5,313
Dirk Nowitzki is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
Dallas Mavericks

50
3,057 2,607
Hassan Whiteside is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Top Current NBA Players
RichMoyleJr. added Miami Heat